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Oct 1, 2006 05:57 PM

Milan Christmas Day

I will be in Milan Dec. 25, departing Dec. 26 for Venice, staying near the train station.
1)Any suggestions about dining Christmas night?
2)Do you know what sights might be accessible Christmas Day, if any?
Thank you.

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  1. I think you are going to have a hard time on Christmas Day but as for sites, you can at least take a walk to the castle and walk down Via Dante to the Duomo. Right now there's a good open air exhibit of aerial photography of places all over Italy along Via Dante. In Italy, the 26 is also a holiday, FYI.

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      1. Thank you so much. I learned from their website that
        Joia is closed all of Christmas Week as is Crecco-Peck.
        I'm looking for a very good restaurant (celebrating a birthday with my entire family arriving in Milan that morning).
        The hotel says that most restaurants, even if open, close around 1 p.m. Christmas Day. I will try the 2 restaurants you mentioned. We are staying near the Stazione Centrale and I suspect most things will be closed on our arrival Christmas morning (hoping maybe we could see the least the church should be open!).
        Again, thank you. Charles Merrill

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        1. re: cmnymail

          Try to book at Savini, in the Gallery, or Aimo e Nadia, near Central Railway Station.
          Many things to see, The main church, Duomo, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with the Leonardo da Vinci "Last supper" ( needs booking in advance, as soon as you can.
          The place of "La Scala", the gallery Vittorio Emanuele, via Montenapoleone ( unfortunately shops are closed, a good luck for your American Express.....)
          good luck, for Christmas, in my city.

        2. I confirm (how did I forget?) Aimo e Nadia is very good but also:

          [very New-Yorkish!
          [near Castello Sforzesco, good for 31st december, after dinner magic walk around the castle]

          1. Any luck? Where did you end up dining? I am doing the same thing this Christmas, arriving Milan Dec. 25, departing Dec. 26 for Venice, also staying near the train station